Dog Behaviour and Training

Course code: EPCS100P

Subject area: Animal Care & Management

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

7:00pm - 9:00pm


7th May 2024 - 28th May 2024

Common Leys Farm

Contact details

01235 555 585

The short course is designed for dog lovers and owners. The course will be held at the Common Leys Farm campus where we have access to both classrooms and the practical facilities. These include a commercial dog grooming room and a dog agility arena.
The course aims to give you a better understanding of dog behaviour; from innate behaviours that have come from evolution and selective breeding to those behaviours that our four legged friends have picked up from conscious training or as a side effect of living with humans. The course will be a mixture of practical and theory sessions. The practical sessions will involve dog training demonstrations with the opportunity for you to have a go.
If you own a dog, there may be the opportunity to bring them along to a session to put some of the techniques you have learnt into practice.

The course will start by looking at dog behaviour, body language and how to understand the signals your dog is giving you. Then you will study how dogs learn and how to transfer this to successful training programmes. The specialist lecturers will be on hand to answer any dog behavioural and handling questions you may have.

Innate and learnt behaviours
Canine body language and how it can be influenced by human body language.
Training methods and theories.
Behavioural problems.
Practical Training
Further qualifcations in animal behaviour or training. City and Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Professional Dog Walking.
As part of your course we may organise trips to assist you with your learning. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate. Bursaries may also available to cover the cost of some trips.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 212 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £25.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £25.00

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

You will gain a CPD certificate as proof of attendance.
Lecturers, questions and answer, practical demonstrations.